UPCOMING EVENTS

ACT ONE presents: All Shook Up

It’s 1955, and into a square little town rides a guitar-playing young man who changes everything and everyone he meets. Loosely based on Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, this hip-swiveling, lip-curling musical fantasy will have you jumpin’ out of your blue suede shoes with such classics as “Teddy Bear,” “Don’t Be Cruel,” “Hound Dog,” and “Jailhouse Rock.” 

Performers are 3rd-5th graders

*Pre Show by AIM and ASTRA

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Friday, November 18     7:00 PM
 
FREE CHRISTMAS MOVIE

As the holidays approach, Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) wants to have a perfect family Christmas, so he pesters his wife, Ellen (Beverly D'Angelo), and children, as he tries to make sure everything is in line, including the tree and house decorations. However, things go awry quickly. His hick cousin, Eddie (Randy Quaid), and his family show up unplanned and start living in their camper on the Griswold property. Even worse, Clark's employers renege on the holiday bonus he needs.

Sunday, November 27   2:00 PM
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Junction City Little Theater's Christmas Show
A 1940's Radio Christmas Carol

It's Christmas Eve, 1943, and the Feddington Players are now broadcasting from a hole-in-the-wall studio in Newark, NJ, and set to present their contemporary "take" on Dickens's A Christmas Carol. Whether it's the noisy plumbing, missed cues, electrical blackouts, or the over-the-top theatrics of veteran actor but radio novice William St. Claire, this radio show is an entertaining excursion into the mayhem and madness of a live radio show. St. Claire's escalating foibles and acting missteps propel the performance to a simultaneously comedic and heart-wrenching dramatic climax: St. Claire has an on-air breakdown and begins to connect his own life with that of the classic Dickens tale. To "save the show," the company improvises an ending to Charles Dickens' classic as a film noir mystery, featuring a hardboiled detective, a femme fatale, and an absurd rescue of Tiny Tim (and the Lindbergh baby) from the clutches of a Hitler-esque villain named Rudolf!

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Thursday, December 1 at 7:30 pm
Friday, December 2 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, December 3 at 2:00 pm
Saturday, December 3 at 7:30 pm 
Sunday, December 4 at 2:00 pm 
 
Kansas Ballet presents: An Abridged Nutcracker

This version of the famous Tchaikovsky Ballet is condensed so that this production is perfect for a person's first ballet experience. It contains all the 'best bits' from The Nutcracker Suite. Make this a family outing and get into the hoilday spirit! 

Sunday, December 11       2:00 pm
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Thundering Cats Big Band Holiday Concert

Due to the First Division Band being deployed this year, we invited the Thundering Cats from Manhattan KS to come and do a Holiday Show!

 

With famous Christmas Carols and all of the songs that will put you in the mood for Christmas, Eggnog and twinkling lights, this is concert you won't want to miss. 

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Friday, December 16       7:00 pm
 
 
Reza
Edge of Illusion

Nonstop thrills and unparalleled excitement await at Reza Edge of Illusion. Renowned illusionist Reza has performed for more than 30 million people worldwide. He's known for the large scale of his stunning magic illusions and for his dynamic stage presence. He's been invited on dozens of TV shows and called "the world's top tour illusionist." Reza is a true stage veteran who has been performing since the age of 7. 

 You'll be treated to a performance packed with comedy, magic moments, and stunning mega illusions. Reza takes magic to a new level with both up-close and large-scale illusions that are truly unique. After all, this is a family-friendly show designed to let visitors experience the magic for themselves. Reza takes the action into the audience, so there are plenty of opportunities to be wowed by magic up close and personal. The interactive elements of the show make the experience all the more lively and memorable. 

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Friday, February 3 at 7:00 pm
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Junction City Little Theater presents
Tom Stoppard's Arcadia
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Arcadia moves back and forth between 1809 and the present at the elegant estate owned by the Coverly family. The 1809 scenes reveal a household in transition. As the Arcadian landscape is being transformed into picturesque Gothic gardens, complete with a hermitage, thirteen year-old Lady Thomasina and her tutor delve into intellectual and romantic issues. Present day scenes depict the Coverly descendants and two competing scholars who are researching a possible scandal at the estate in 1809 involving Lord Byron. This brilliant play moves smoothly between the centuries and explores the nature of truth and time, the difference between classical and romantic temperaments, and the disruptive influence of sex on our life orbits- the attraction Newton left out.

Friday, February 17 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, February 18 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, February 19 at 2:00 pm

Friday, February 24 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, February 25 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, February 26 at 2:00 pm 
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Kansas Ballet presents: The Adventures of Cipollino

Join us as we explore the fairy-tale story of ‘The Adventures of Cipollino’ through the medium of dance! Little Onion (in Italian, Cipollino) bravely fights against the unjust treatment of his fellow Vegetable folk by the snobby Fruit ‘aristocracy’ led by Princess Lemon.

Tuesday, March 7      7:00 pm
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Joseph Hall as Elvis 

Joseph Hall, born in 1984 has been paying tribute to the legacy of Elvis Presley since 2006. He starred on NBC’s America’s Got Talent in 2008, making 6 TV appearances, viewed by more than 90 million people and placing as one of the top 10 finalists! Sharon Osbourne was impressed enough to tell him, ” I’ve got shoes older than you, but I’d like to try you on!” Joseph Hall has performed all over the world, from Las Vegas, Nevada to Porthcawl, Wales. Joseph Hall has won many awards throughout his young career including the “Spirit of Elvis ” award. Joseph has worked with Elvis Presley Enterprises, Legends in Concert, and has officially been recognized as one of the top Elvis tribute artists in the world today. Hall completed 6 smashed seasons in Branson, Missouri.

Saturday, March 11      7:00 pm
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ASTRA presents: Shrek Jr.
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Beauty is in the eye of the ogre in Shrek The Musical JR., based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film and fantastic Broadway musical.  It's a "big bright beautiful world" as everyone's favorite ogre, Shrek, leads a cast of fairytale misfits on an adventure to rescue a princess and find true acceptance.  Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, Shrek JR. is an irreverently fun show with a powerful message for the whole family.

Once upon a time, in a far away swamp, there lived an ogre named Shrek.  One day, Shrek finds his swamp invaded by banished fairytale misfits who have been cast off by Lord Farquaad, a tiny terror with big ambitions. When Shrek sets off with a wisecracking donkey to confront Farquaad, he's handed a task — if he rescues feisty princess Fiona, his swamp will be righted. Shrek tries to win Fiona’s love and vanquish Lord Farquaad, but a fairytale wouldn't be complete without a few twists and turns along the way.

Friday, March 31          7:00 PM
Saturday, April 1          7:00 PM
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Junction City Little Theater presents
Andrew Lloyd Webber's
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Told entirely through song with the help of a main character Narrator, the musical follows preferred son Joseph. After being sold into slavery by his brothers, he ingratiates himself with Egyptian noble Potiphar, but ends up in jail after refusing the amorous advances of Potiphar’s wife. While imprisoned, Joseph discovers his ability to interpret dreams, and he soon finds himself in front of the mighty but troubled, Elvis-inspired, Pharaoh. Joseph’s solution to Egypt’s famine elevates him to Pharaoh’s right-hand man and reunites him with his family.

The magical musical is full of catchy songs in a variety of styles, from a parody of French ballads (“Those Canaan Days”), to country-western (“One More Angel in Heaven”) and calypso (“Benjamin Calypso”), along with the unforgettable classics “Any Dream Will Do” and “Close Every Door.”

Friday, April 28 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 29 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, May 1 at 2:00 pm

Friday, May 7 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, May 8 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, May 9 at 2:00 pm 
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ACT TWO presents: Urinetown

In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity's most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides that he's had enough and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom!

Inspired by the works of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, Urinetown is an irreverently humorous satire in which no one is safe from scrutiny. Praised for reinvigorating the very notion of what a musical could be, Urinetown catapults the "comedic romp" into the new millennium with its outrageous perspective, wickedly modern wit and sustained ability to produce gales of unbridled laughter.

Friday, April 14   7PM
Saturday, April 15    2PM 
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